The Smith & Cult Darjeeling Darling polish had me skeptical at first glance.
It looks like an innocent enough green, but greens usually look awful on me! But try as I might, I couldn’t find swatches of Darjeeling Darling, so I knew I had to try this polish for myself.
It’s cool that the polish is made in the U.S.A. and is 8 free. Some folks scoff at all the “5 free! 8 free! 10 free!” etc, but I say, it can’t hurt to leave those things out.
Ok, look there! Behold! It actually is a green nail polish that I like on myself! =) I think because Darjeeling Darling is a dark forest green without so much yellow in it, this truly complements my skin’s undertone.
As with Honey Hush, I love the shine, opacity and application of Darjeeling Darling. And even though the bottles are too large to fit on my wall nail polish rack, I still really love the luxurious bottles. I look forward to getting another display for my desk or something!
I spy with my little eye, someone watching me photograph my nail polish *hehe* What do you think of my faux garland and decorations? I still have the deco around my mantle, but I took down the stair railing decor because my son was creeped out by it HAHA
Do I think Smith & Cult Darjeeling Darling is worth buying? If you want a luxurious mani pedi experience from the comfort of your home–yes! If you want a gorgeous green to wear for the winter holidays, during March, or any time of year–yes =) Now, the wear time with this polish was pretty similar to other less expensive, high quality polishes I own so I can’t say it’s super special on that front.
There is the brush and it works perfectly fine. No streaking, it’s easy to hold (without the silver cap) and the brush is sturdy with the perfect amount of flexibility. I like the size of the bristles because the small surface area allows greater control, but they also fan out nicely to cover more area if you’d like.
So there we have it, my Smith & Cult Darjeeling Darling swatch. If you like green polishes, if you are afraid of green because they usually don’t compliment your undertone, give it a try!